Student Matinees

Student Matinees

The Hanover Theatre offers student matinee performances on select shows. 

Occasionally, study guides are also available in order to help both students and educators to prepare for what they will be seeing on stage. These guides contain background material on the show, and include educational activities to enhance the classroom experience before entering the theatre. 

Receive a free chaperone ticket with every 25 student tickets. Payment is due 30 days prior to performance.

Upcoming Student Matinees

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10 AM
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets. 

Wednesday, March 11 at 10 AM
Performed by New Repertory Theatre Company
Download Study Guide
Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court. This one man show spans Marshall’s impressive career as a lawyer, touching upon major US historical events such as the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education and other milestones of the civil rights era. Bring your students to this remarkable tribute to Marshall’s enduring legacy.

Approximately 90 minutes 


Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous: Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10 AM
Presented in partnership with the Ecotarium museum of science and nature

This event with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim will introduce listeners to the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered, larger than T. Rex, and the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being brought back to light with the help of a remarkable young paleontologist. With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous Era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss and rediscovery, and explain what, other than its size, makes this ancient monster unique.

The Scarlet Letter
Monday, March 30 at 10 AM
A timeless story of love, betrayal and integrity, The Scarlet Letter follows heroine Hester Prynne, who forges a new morality independent of the community that publicly shames and stigmatizes her. In this striking adaptation, Hester speaks to us across time as an icon of individual thought in a world rife with moral posturing and mindless conformity.

Recommended for grade 5 and up.

When Women Ruled the World:
Dr. Kara Cooney
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10 AM
Presented in partnership with the Ecotarium museum of science and nature
Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, will take students back into ancient history to a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, Egypt’s powerful women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.

Building The Photo Ark: Joel Sartore
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10 AM
Presented in partnership with the Ecotarium museum of science and nature
The National Geographic Photo Ark: World-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every species in human care before they disappear, and to get people to care while there’s still time. Sartore has photographed more than 9,000 species around the world as part of a multiyear effort to document every species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

For More Information, Contact:

Kelly Rourke, education assistant or 508.471.1765